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SOUTH KOREA - VATICAN
A good movie: John and Rugalda, Korean Martyrs and virgin spouses
The winning story of two young Koreans of the eighteenth-nineteenth century who loved each other virginally and supported each other until martyrdom. Director Kim Suhyeong: It is a thanksgiving to God for the faith given to Koreans. Today there are Korean missionaries in many countries around the world.
08/02/2014 VATICAN - SOUTH KOREA
124 New Korean martyrs will be beatified. Perhaps by the Pope
The Servant of God Paul Yun Ji- chung, a layman, and 123 companions, were killed because of hatred of the faith between 1791 and 1888 . Yesterday, the decree on their martyrdom. The beatification ceremony should take place on August 15. Pope Francis should also be present at the opening day of the Asian Youth Day, on August 13 , whose theme is "Asian Youth! Wake up! The glory of the martyrs shines on you".
15/10/2012 SOUTH KOREA
A new sanctuary for the Korean martyrs, "founders of the country"
On October 20, in the presence of civil and religious authorities, the Bishop of Daejeon Msgr. Lazzaro You Heung-sik will inaugurate a new place of worship, the largest in the country, dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Byeongin persecution. "They are a source of daily inspiration for all of us."
10/09/2007 SOUTH KOREA
Church wants greater laity involvement in evangelisation
Last meeting of the Committee for the Lay Apostolate of Korea stresses the importance of educating the faithful to lead a “truly Christian life” so as to effectively contribute to evangelisation. It also calls for the beatification and canonisation of 124 Korean martyrs.
16/02/2016 16:02:00 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul’s Seosomun Catholic shrine to become a “culture park”
In the South Korean capital, Jung District plans to invest US$ 38 million to renovate first Korean Christian martyr site. Card Andrew Yeom Soo-jung will attend tomorrow’s ground-breaking ceremony.
01/10/2013 SOUTH KOREA
Columba Kang, the catechist of Korean martyrs
Among the faithful were martyred in the nineteenth century in Korea stands the figure of a woman, Columba Kang Wan-suk, who faced the risk of persecution in order to help spread the Gospel. Arriving with unwavering faith until martyrdom. AsiaNews presents the life and work of these witnesses of Christ waiting for canonization.
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